1971 16¢ Ernest Taylor Pyle
August 3, 1900

Birth of Ernie Pyle

Journalist and war correspondent Ernest Taylor Pyle was born on August 3, 1900, in Dana, Indiana.  America’s most widely read war correspondent, he earned a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism and was one of a few civilians to be awarded the Purple Heart.

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2008 42¢ American Journalist: John Hersey
June 17, 1914

Birth of John Hersey

Journalist and writer John Hersey was born on June 17, 1914, in Tientsin, China. He accompanied the Army on several operations in World War II and is best remembered for his collection of stories from survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima.

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1985 6¢ Great Americans: Walter Lippmann
September 23, 1889

Birth of Walter Lippmann 

Journalist Walter Lippmann was born on September 23, 1889, in New York City, New York. He’s been called the “most influential journalist” of the 20th century and the Father of Modern Journalism.

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 US #1487 was issued for Cather’s 100th birthday.
December 7, 1873

Happy Birthday Willa Cather

Author Willa Sibert Cather was born on December 7, 1873, in Gore, Virginia. 

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 US #4252 – from the American Journalists issue
November 26, 1912

Birth of Eric Sevareid

Journalist and author Arnold Eric Sevareid was born on November 26, 1912, in Velva, North Dakota. 

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 US #4445 pictures Mauldin and his characters, Willie and Joe.
October 29, 1921

Happy Birthday Bill Mauldin

William Henry “Bill” Mauldin was born on October 29, 1921, in Mountain Park, New Mexico.

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 US #4250 – from the 2008 American Journalists issue
October 17, 1913

Birth of George Polk

Journalist George Polk was born on October 17, 1913, in Fort Worth, Texas.  He was a descendent of US Presidents James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson.

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 US #1117 – from the Champions of Liberty Series
September 19, 1802

Birth of Lajos Kossuth  

Hungarian lawyer, statesman, and Governor-President Lajos Kossuth was born on September 19, 1802, in Monok, Kingdom of Hungary.

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 US #1119 was issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the school’s founding.
September 14, 1908

America’s First Journalism School 

On September 14, 1908, the University of Missouri School of Journalism became the first such school in the US, and only the second in the world.  (The Superior School of Journalism of Paris opened in 1899.)

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